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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Saturday, September 17, 2011

[Live MP3s / 20 Years On] FUGAZI live in Burlington VT 1991

While Fugazi is rarely far from my mind (or my stereo), they seem to be floating around the collective consciousness a little more often this year. Covers and mash-ups, interviews, bassist Joe Lally announcing a Fall world tour in support of his latest solo album (Hey, Boston: Great Scott on 11/15), David Bazan citing drummer Brendan Canty as "probably the musician that I obsessed over more than any other in my life", and the (hopefully) impending launch of the new Fugazi Live Series Archive, a collection of over 800 recorded shows digitized for fans (in addition to those already available). While everyone is waxing nostalgic about the 20th anniversary of "Nevermind", I'm more struck by the fact that it's been two decades since Fugazi put out their seminal sophomore full-length "Steady Diet Of Nothing".

It was on the eve of that album's release that the DC quartet hit Burlington, Vermont for a show at Border (now Metronome). Place was packed with around 250 excited kids, myself included, and the crowd surged with every single song, even the new ones. Someone downstairs at Nectar's said they thought they could see the ceiling bending as we pogoed. Will never forget the first time I ever heard "KYEO", "Exit Only", and especially "Long Division". I covet my soundboard cassette of that night, and it was one of the first live shows I ever digitized for sharing here on the 'Nac, back in 2002.

So while we wait for the arrival of that Fugazi Live Series site, I figured I'd share up that show again. If that official archive ends up containing this one for download, I'll probably pull it back down, but for now, have at it. If you've already got it, know that I've upped the MP3 sample rate from that first share (192 vs 256), and thrown the tracks together into a .zip file so it's easier to grab. For more live action, hit up And This Is What The Devil Does for an excellent Fugazi live video collection.


Live at Border
in Burlington, Vermont
in the early Spring of 1991

[download as a single 138MB .zip file]

01. intro banter
02. Turnover / Styrofoam
03. banter
04. Sieve-Fisted Find
05. Latin Roots / Merchandise
06. Give Me The Cure / Song 1
07. Margin Walker / Waiting Room
08. Long Division / Blueprint
09. Officer Friendly
10. Shut The Door
11. banter
12. KYEO
13. Exit Only
14. Repeater
15. Reprovisional

I've never had any luck, either on the internet or in my own memory banks, finding the exact date of this show. If you happen to know, leave a comment.

Keep your eyes open.

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